“Barbie & the Beast” is a sweet and silly romance about about a twenty-something girl who meets the perfect man…who turns out to be just a bit more than a man. If I were the publisher, I would have marketed this fun book by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom as a young adult paranormal romance. The romance is G-rated with no bad language or violence.
The downside for me was the lack of any type of relationship building. Her disbelief was normal, but her reactions after discovering the truth were not. Additionally, there was no ‘maturing’ on the parts of the lead characters. It really did feel like a book written for teens.